glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Eric Ho called to confirm the time he was coming over to watch a lot of hockey, so I had to take a shower! I had the parking pass, bottled water, the Lindt caramel Easter eggs, Lindt Blueberries and Cream / Strawberries and Cream / Milk and White Spring Edition chocolate truffles, the Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment, the Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, and the Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment ready for him in a huge Ziploc bag, plus smaller ones as appropriate. That was in a Price Smart plastic bag since I also had Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and Easter Egg Oreo cookies for him. Yes, of course we could have Deb's frozen Great Value All-Beef meat lasagna for dinner, plus a lot of snacks! I also got him to help open my eyedrops and buy me some heavy bottled water (a 24-pack for the rounded-down price of $5) while he was out anyway, and all I had to do was text him my Price Smart card number and address. Phew!

He got here at 3:25 and quickly settled in to watch some Blue Jays baseball. Yes, he definitely thanked me for all the stuff mentioned above! We talked about Korean LEAGUE OF LEGENDS players, always being online, Steph, the Habs and the playoffs, ARE YOU SHUTTING ME?, the Mi Goreng chips (which he thinks are "wicked"), Winnipeg Jets playing the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators playing the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Canadian dollar falling. Also spoke on Jim Hughson, CBC After Hours (Markstrom / Josh Leivo / Tyler Seguin), Sportspage, Sportsnet Pacific, ownership, excitement, my being able to text him at any time for things like heavy bottled water, Facebook tagging (which he's cool with), my online hockey fan friends (don't remind me of Jimmy...), Quinn Hughes, April Fool's Day (ugh), and opening the living room window. I'm well aware that he thinks my apartment is too warm!

Conversed about the ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION ZONE and closures around here, Google, pay-per-view Canucks games, Hockey Night in Canada / Hockey Day in Canada, the Whitecaps soccer game and the origins of the Southsiders nickname, long-range planning for his birthday (a Thursday - he enjoyed hanging out with me and white Eric last year at Boston Pizza) and Christon's wedding at the Blundell Church / the nearby Kirin, and HOCKEYVILLE. Discussed my new Reddit friends, his lupus making him overheat easily (he's already transitioned to a Toronto Blue Jays T-shirt and wondered if my DRAGON HOODIE was too hot for me - NOPE!), the Korean BBQ chips, the Salsitas, his ranting, bumping into "whoever" (Mike - don't be so vague!), Trudeau, "injury time / stoppage time" in soccer (where they add on time to the game based on injury recovery time DURING the game - can't imagine that in hockey or football), the old days going to Nathan's basement, "ineptitude" being a "big word" for 9:35 at night, his doing the dishes, and his liking to hang out with me. The Canucks played the Stars at 7 tonight... the game went to overtime plus a shootout, and Vancouver won 3-2! At least Eric Ho could go home happy, but he didn't like that the shootout went so long because he has to work tomorrow.

I like these hangouts from the point of view of updated blogging and not having to wait till I go home to start. YAY! Now I just need to relax from constant talking and vagueness!

Most rounds in an NHL shootout: 20?! Most hockey OT periods ever: Eight in the Norwegian League, surpassing the 1936 NHL record of six?!


Great Value All-Beef Meat Lasagna, kindly given to me by Deb on APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY!




Old purchases with PEACE AND QUIET! )
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Chinese Eric called me at 11:50 to ask if I got his voicemail yesterday. No, since I never check that or the answering machine. He wanted to know if he could come over on Saturday since there's NO WORK and watch a lot of hockey: almost two games' worth, including the Canucks-Stars game. That sounds fine to me! I will have the parking pass, bottled water, the Lindt caramel Easter eggs, Lindt Blueberries and Cream / Strawberries and Cream / Milk and White Spring Edition chocolate truffles, the Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment, the Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, and the Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment in a huge Ziploc bag (plus smaller ones as appropriate) ready for him. That is in a Price Smart plastic bag since I also had Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and Easter Egg Oreo cookies for him. Yes, of course we can have Deb's frozen Great Value All-Beef meat lasagna from APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY for dinner, plus a lot of snacks!


From Julie M. and CHEATERS: Neshia Lincoln, pronounced like KNEE-Sha?! Not Neh-Shee-Ah or Knee-She-Ah?!




From Reddit: Two $8.99 grape Tylenol drop boxes are NOT on sale when they're two for $19, Shoppers....

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
SHOPPING RUNDOWN!

H and M: DRAGON HOODIE on clearance ($15 off) from $39.99 to $24.99! :D

London Drugs near my house: Red MARTEX bath towel, medium blue MARTEX bath towel, NEW on-sale Strawberries and Cream Lindt chocolate truffles, NEW limited-edition on-sale Blueberries and Cream Lindt truffles, NEW on-sale Milk and White Spring Edition Lindt truffles, on-sale Colgate Optic White toothpaste, and Colgate KnockOut MaxFresh toothpaste in Mint Fusion.

Broadway London Drugs: Fart-O-Matic birthday card for Jon for 2020, brown MARTEX bath towel, on-sale Godiva dark chocolate Easter bunny, and an on-sale Kit Kats Senses Easter bunny.

Shoppers Drug Mart: On-sale Philadelphia chip dip (dill pickle!), and on-sale President's Choice bite-size round tortilla chips! Gotta have it for Chips and Dip Day today and tomorrow!


Before COFFEE TIME, I called Chrystal to see what time we should meet tonight; 7:30 sounds good to me! I went out early at 5:30 to see if I could get that dragon hoodie at H and M after figuring out all the sidewalk and bus stop closures. They were all in a Medium size, but I figured that I'd make it work somehow. I didn't even care that I couldn't exchange it or get a refund since it was on clearance! $15 off - from $39.99 to $24.99! Then I went to the nearby London Drugs, then to the Broadway / Cambie London Drugs. Figured I'd spend my $75 tax refund while I was out and could do stuff, and I did! Now I have to wait for the April credit to go through, ha ha ha...

As I was reading an ARCHIE book, Chrystal came up to me - she was on time today! I told her that I had a birthday card for her, and not to worry about the rest of the stuff in my bulky reusable bag - that was all for me! We went to Pho Extreme Xe Lua to catch up: her parents going to Dubai pretty soon, Ethan and Mike being sick with the flu, my new Reddit friends, the whole Woob and Twitter screenshots saga, Benjamin being about the same age as Beckett, Beckett screaming as loud as the 80s music inside Como Taperia, and her knowing that I liked spicy stuff. After dinner, I went home instead of joining Brian, Paulo, and others at the American. I did stop by Shoppers Drug Mart when I got to Brighouse so I could get the aforementioned chips and dip. Got home at 9:10 on a 401, no thanks to MORE complicated sidewalk closures! They did make a temporary crosswalk near the intersection at my place, though.


From Sara and BrazilFlair on Tumblr: Here’s my first attempt at synonym rolls. Just like Grammar used to make!




Lots of dips! Lots of chocolates! FOOD TIME! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Maple Leafs at 6 tonight, and won 3-2 in overtime after being down 2-0! HAHAHAHA, SUCK IT!


From Wesley: Kashera is a cashier at Harris Teeter?! She was destined for this job at the cash register!




From my ex-friend Jimmy and TheLadBible: "Pissed off the IT guy, so he gave me a black eye..." It's the black I key! HAHAHA!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: A DO-IT-YOURSELF SUBMACHINE GUN?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Last night, I discovered a cut in my BRAND-NEW bag of Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos! The Cheetos had slightly spilled in the plastic tub, so I had to throw them out - UGH! I was too tired or lazy to go out in the cold AGAIN to check my reusable bag, so I did that this morning - yup, there were more Cheetos in there, along with a grease stain on my notebook! Had to throw out the bag and the notebook, and put the scarf and Canucks gloves in the laundry hamper.

I left at 2 to go to The Caring Place to see Rachel on a 414. Then I went to London Drugs for a new replacement red Hilroy notebook / a big new reusable bag / variety hot chocolate pack (Turtles / Coffee Crisp / After Eight) / on-sale Lindt chocolate bars x2 for Harmony's birthday (Caramel and Sea Salt / Lime Zest) / an on-sale white chocolate Aero bar / an on-sale mint chocolate Aero bar for National Chocolate Mint Day today before going home at 4:05 on a 401, which I managed to get just in time before the SNOW started to stick!


From the r/canucks Discord server on December 9, 2018: Colton Saucerman has an awesome name and an epic beard! A Professional TryOut (PTO) sounds nice, too!




Canucks winter gear from white Eric: Navy blue mittens and a blue toque!




Mmm, Aero and Lindt chocolate! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Calgary at 6:30 in the fourth game of their 2018-2019 training camp, and lost 5-2. The empty-net goal and their hat trick did NOT help!


From Shelley and Good Living Guide: I finally got 8 hours of sleep! It took me 3 days, but whatever.




From Julie: Audrey Worm?!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
At 12:45, I went to the FYI Doctors place near London Drugs to see if I could be covered for an eye exam under disability. Good news: I AM PARTIALLY COVERED, so I booked an appointment for Friday afternoon at 2:20! Then I went to London Drugs for NEW Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate with Raspberry Truffle ice cream, 200 Mead index cards, replacement Scotch scissors, two Hilroy notebooks (red and blue), NEW Tic Tac Piña Colada Mixers coconut and pineapple mints, and some extra-large store brand Ziploc bags. After getting off the 407, I went to the pharmacy next door to pick up my outstanding box for my prescription from last week, then got home at 1:35.


Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate with Raspberry Truffle ice cream!




Tic Tac Piña Colada Mixers coconut and pineapple mints!




Sindarius Thornwell?!




From Not Always Right: I'm not a proctologist, but I know an asshole when I see one!




From Julie: Randee Herner?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Chinese Eric finally emailed me back about a limited time for a Canucks hockey hangout - PHEW! I left at 4:30 in the rainy weather for Harmony's family birthday party at So Hyang Restaurant at Fraser and 47th after COFFEE TIME. We had beef bulgogi, pork bone soup, Korean noodles, deep-fried dumplings, rice, tea, kimchi, potatoes, and various other sides. Ayler and Hiero told me about the trams, cable cars, bridges, and other things in San Francisco; apparently, they were in Richmond yesterday for dinner at a place on Westminster, too. Later, Ayler wanted to feel my belly to see if I had a baby inside me, and asked Harmony how old my "baby" was; Jon says that this was unprompted. Yeah sure, yaz ugfart! Mom wants to have a turkey dinner on Thursday night, so Eric had better get back to me soon... I got home at 7:15 on a 407. Hell, I got leftovers!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: $20 cash, a hard Chinese peach candy, a hard Chinese pear candy, a hard Ana peach candy, a yellow rabbit lollipop, Yopi iced cola gummies x25, a very tiny plastic storage container, a Chinese herbal hard candy, natural herbal cough drops x9, a half-package of spearmint Certs which expired in September 2014...

Keo Dua Sua La Dua Tuyet Huong coconut hard candies x3, Wende Foods Chinese nutty candies x4, a honey lemon tea hard candy, a Werther's Original hard candy, mini-bottles of (green) Tabasco sauce x3, Bigelow Darjeeling black tea bags x6, a Bigelow Lemon Lift black tea bag, Sir Thomas J. Lipton lemon herbal infusion tea bags x2, a Sir Thomas J. Lipton decaf black tea bag...

Sir Thomas J. Lipton smooth green tea bags x4, Sir Thomas J. Lipton chamomile herbal infusion tea bags x3, a Twinings English Breakfast black tea bag, Lindt Lindor L'Amour heart-shaped strawberries and cream white chocolates, USED Lotus Spa lotion tubes x2, a Toronto T-shirt, and a Jay Jays T-shirt from New Zealand which says "You're not yourself today; I noticed the improvement straight away."


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 38!




Lindt Lindor L'Amour heart-shaped strawberries and cream white chocolates!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Jackie M. added me to Facebook via Discord and Youtube, so YAY FOR THAT! I went to London Drugs at 1:30 on a 407 to get a TouchTop garbage can for my living room, on-sale store brand peanut butter, an Easter card and emoji stickers for Fraser and Henry, Alter Eco chocolate bars so I could try them for myself (Salt and Malt / Brown Butter / Burnt Caramel / Blackout), Godiva Dark Chocolate Lava Cake truffles, a Whittaker's Artisan Hawke's Bay Black Doris Plum and Roasted Almonds chocolate bar, a Whittaker's Artisan Fijian Ginger and Kerikeri Mandarin chocolate bar, a Whittaker's Artisan Nelson Pear and Manuka Honey chocolate bar, a Whittaker's Artisan Hawke's Bay Braeburn Apple and Vanilla chocolate bar, a Whittaker's Artisan Marlborough Sea Salt and Caramel Brittle chocolate bar, a Green and Black's Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Oil chocolate bar, a Lindt strawberry chocolate bar / a Lindt blackcurrant chocolate bar for Chrystal's birthday, a Ghirardelli Cabernet Matinee chocolate bar, a Ghirardelli Raspberry Radiance chocolate bar, and a Ghirardelli Cherry Tango chocolate bar. Got home at 2:30 on a 407, which is fine. The Canucks played San Jose at 7 tonight, and lost 5-3, the Sharks getting an empty-net goal.


London Plantation smooth peanut butter!




CHOCOLATE GALORE! )


From Julie M., Janis Ian, and Pinterest: St. Patrick regrets his decision to drive the snakes out of Ireland!




From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 28!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
PRODUCT WARNING: I am banning Winter Creek oysters from my place. I can't open them even WITH the jar opener!


Since I now can't open the pesky Winter Creek raw oyster jars even WITH the jar opener, I decided to go return them at Price Smart when I went out at 5:30 on a 407. No, I didn't care if they were marked as waste, customer service person! I'M STILL GOING TO RETURN THEM! While I was there anyway, I got easier-to-open Mac's raw oysters / on-sale Ivory body wash x2 (original and lavender!) / Welch's prune juice (I made sure it could be opened while at the store) / on-sale Five Alive juice. I also went to the bank - and waited for a bit in line - to finally cash Lena's $25 US cheque, which came out to $32.20 in Canadian money, AND it was free for me! Then I went to London Drugs to buy Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup x2 (I got the cashier to open them!) and extra-large Ziploc bags x2, getting home at 7 on a 407. Phew!

Last time I bought raw oysters: Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (July 26, 2017)


Mac's raw oysters!




Ivory body washes: Original, Aloe (banned from my apartment because it's slightly irritating for five minutes), Lavender, and Water Lily!




From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 16!




From Mike T. and George Takei: Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.




From Highspirits' Discord server: Live! Fart! Laugh!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
DOUBLE COFFEE TIME! The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #5 against Edmonton tonight at 6, and lost 5-3.


From Not Always Right: Draci A. Marcantel?! Shouldn't that be DARCI? It also reminds me of DRACO, hahaha!




From Not Always Right: Samii Birdsall?! Shouldn't that be SAMI as in DAYS OF OUR LIVES?




From Not Always Right: Heather Peacock?! I like the last name and the DRAGON!




From Not Always Right: Dhani Rose Caldwell?! Reminds me of DHARMA AND GREG or Dasani water!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)



"Your Autumn Lipstick is Dusty Rose"




You are wise and quietly smart. You often know more than most people, but you tend to keep that to yourself.
You appreciate subtlety in everything. You think most people try too hard, and you always prefer nuance.

You are naturally stylish, and you've got that effortlessly chic thing down. You have an eye for beauty.
No one sees how much work goes into your look, and you like it that way. Your makeup enhances, but doesn't distract.










"You Are Chocolate Frosting"




You're the first to admit that you're a bit old-school, but you prefer the term "classic."
Unlike a lot of modern people, you don't believe in depriving yourself. A little indulgence is a good thing, especially if it's frosting!

You take good care of yourself, and you never forget to look after your loved ones. You are naturally thoughtful and generous.
You are the type of person who likes to work behind the scenes. You don't think of yourself as anything special, but people wouldn't want to live without you.







From Julie: James Caan! James Can't!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Eric Ho emailed me this morning to say that he wishes he could make it to the MEGA SUSHI dinner, but they've scheduled him to work a Monet art exhibit at the VAG (art gallery), so he proposed that we hang out here instead for the Canucks regular season opener on Saturday, October 7. Sounds fine to me! I also blocked a stupid idiot who thought that disrespecting my "DO NOT COMMENT" boundaries was FUNNY. Time for some Chicken Alfredo as revenge since that's his name!


The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) finally makes it to Onrac. This woman tells them. "You have legs!"




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad go to the Flying Fortress. They obtain the Adamantite: "The legendary metal."




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad finally make it to the final dungeon, the Chaos Temple 2000 years in the past. They use the Whistle from Princess Toadette. "The tune plays, revealing a stairway."




From Julie: Thor! Hipsthor!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I went to Richmond Public Market at 2:15 to see if they had stove pans at that "second-floor haircut shop" which Hester had mentioned. They did, but they also had a no-return policy, which I was not comfortable with. THAT WAS A WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY! Then I went to the liquor store, where I selected some NEW on-sale 40% Crown Royal Deluxe whiskey ($2 off for 1.14 litres!) which included a tiny 50mL sample of NEW 90% Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye whiskey. I then decided to go to Specialty Chicken and Wonton House so I could try a NEW Buddha's Feast (a New Year's goal) as takeout. My last stop was London Drugs for a spare red face cloth, new Scotch scissors for my table since the old ones were rusty, NEW peanut butter Whittaker chocolate / NEW peppermint Whittaker chocolate for myself, on-sale assorted Lindt Easter eggs x2 (one for Ayler and Hiero / one for me), on-sale $2 Dawn dish detergent (Mediterranean Lavender), on-sale Hershey's Eggies, NEW Carmex lip balm x2, a replacement Gibson owl coffee mug (with a sticker which was easily peeled!) since my sunflower and rooster one kinda cracked, and on-sale store brand 40 garbage bags x2. I got home at 3:45 when it was just starting to rain with random raindrops. By the time I went out two hours later to throw my garbage out, it was really raining - good timing on my part!


Buddha's Feast or Buddha's Delight: Black fungus, white fungus, bok choy, corn, green peas, Chinese mushrooms, and regular mushrooms!




Carmex lip balm!




London Drugs garbage bags!




40% Crown Royal Deluxe whiskey!




90% Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye whiskey!




Hershey's Easter Eggies!




Lindt white chocolate mini-eggs!




Lindt double milk chocolate mini-eggs!




Lindt dark chocolate mini-eggs!




Lindt assorted milk chocolate mini-eggs!




Lindt milk chocolate mini-eggs!




In BOZOBOUND, the Robot Pilot is finally free in Greenland upon seeing Blue Antoid after going through the Rainy Circle Caves with Robot! "I'm free! Thanks, Robot."




In BOZOBOUND, Robot goes to Stonehenge Base in Greenland. For some weird reason, something that looks like a very large gold brick is in the way.




Here is the Cloaked Flying Device from Dr. Andonuts in Greenland, which Robot will use to get to Bozo and Paige in Cirque de Town! It looks like a white cloud with a smiley face.

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